Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Limits of Legislation and Gun Control

Another shooting, and another round of gun control debate up ahead.
My position comes from supporting liberty.
There was another shooting , this time at a Naval Shipyard in Washington D.C. Again the perpetrator was, as they say, "a known subject."
And there is my point.
To think that legislation will make us safer when legislation can't even keep guns out of the hands of people who legislation should know shouldn't have guns?
How about this perspective, legislation has legislated a society where keeping guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have guns is the problem.
The problem isn't good gun owners doing bad things, its bad gun owners who legislation knows is bad doing what would be expected of "a known subject."
In the end, I'm siding with the idea that gun rights are liberties, that can be taken away, but I'm not going to be that guy to want to take it away from people who might very well need it someday.
Legislation ought to prove effective first, before taking more of my liberties for itself.
Legislation has created a society where I may need all my liberties, especially a gun, but legislation wants to take that liberty away?
Consider the personnel inside the Naval Yard could not carry guns. Legislation must know that within the walls it controls, there are people who shouldn't carry guns. Yet legislation was incapable
of protecting the people inside its own walls, against someone who shouldn't have a gun, where someone carrying a gun could of done some good.

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